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Hugh Whitney

Hugh worked for 30 years as the province’s chief veterinary officer during which time he also obtained an MA (History) from Memorial University.

His non-scientific publications to date have included a review of the death of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, Governor-in-Chief of British North America from 1818-1819 (What Evil Felled the Duke? Ontario History, Spring 2013) as well as two children’s books for the Innu school system of Labrador (Uapikun Learns About Rabies and Uapikun Has A Question).

These books have been published in the two Labrador Innu-aimun dialects, English and French as well as Inuttitut for the rabies book. Adaptations have been completed or are underway for both books for use in other languages (Cree-L, Cree-N, Quebec Innu-aimun) in other provinces (Quebec and Ontario).

A third Uapikun book will be released in spring 2018.